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    • "Bronco" Charlie

    • Photographs;
    • A photo of William H. Matthews and Bronco Charlie Miller seated on the grass of the Ward Manor estate.
    • "Homestead" Girls' Camp

    • Local history--New York (State); Tivoli (N.Y.)--History
    • Shown here as the girls dormitory known as "The Homestead", this house was later purchased and renovated by Saul Bellow. The house was subsequently purchased by Bard College for faculty housing (during which time it was known as "Bellows' House"),...
    • Anniversary Picnic with Eleanor Roosevelt

    • Photographs; Anniversaries;
    • A photo of a formal gathering to celebrate the 12th Anniversary of the opening of Ward Manor. Listed as in the picture are K. Mackenzie, Mary Bell Scott, Mrs. Ethel Shaw, Eleanor Roosevelt, Helen Moore Matthews, and Al Brainard
    • Bungalow in the woods

    • Photographs
    • Although the name of this cottage has not survived, William Matthews' scrapbook is descriptive: "A group of cottages named after New York City Hotels...They are completely outfitted for housekeeping. vacationers go and keep house for themselves. ...
    • Children on horse

    • Photographs
    • William Matthews' scrapbook caption reads: "Dick the horse always said o.k. when White House campers asked for a ride to the barn."
    • Circus performance on Manor House lawn

    • Photographs
    • William Matthews' scrapbook provides context for this scene: "An all important event of the year is the annual picnic to which everyone is invited. It is a combination of circus stunts, dramatics, chorus singing etc. From mid-afternoon to evening...
    • Donna Matthews and Jackie Lotocke

    • Swimming pools
    • Donna Matthews, left, with her childhood friend Jackie Latocke, (now Smith). During this time period, many if not most local children learned to swim in this pool. William Matthews' scrapbook has this description of the pool: "In 1939, a cement...
    • Eleanor Roosevelt Visit

    • Photographs; Anniversaries;
    • A photo of an event commemorating the 12th Anniversary of the Opening of Ward Manor on June, 11 1938. Eleanor Roosevelt is pictured with William H. Matthews in front a crowd of people.
    • Greybarns Recreation Room

    • Postcards
    • As described in William Matthews' scrapbook: "Greybarns, once the winter quarters of forty head of cattle--now a summer vacation place to fifty girls. They cook and eat down in the basement. They sleep where hay once [was stored].
    • Horse and Buggy

    • Photographs; Horse-drawn vehicles;
    • William H. Matthews and his wife, Helen Benson Matthews are pictured riding on a horse-drawn carriage in one of the open areas on the Ward Manor Estate
    • Ladies of the Manor House

    • Photographs
    • Dressed in obvious finery, these women are enjoying a meal on the lawn, perhaps for the annual picnic William Matthews describes as "an all important event of the year."
    • Manor House

    • Photographs
    • The people in this picture are assembled for the annual picnic that provided a variety of entertainment and supper on the lawn.
    • Mother and children at swimming pool

    • Swimming pools; Photographs;
    • Verso identifies Ellenor Matthews with her children Donna and Hank in the foreground, and Woody Klose on the lifeguard stand. "In the year 1939 a cement swimming pool took the place of the meadow pond where water supply was never sure. From early...
    • Mr. Matthews and Bruce Matthews

    • Fathers and sons
    • Director William Henry Matthews, left, with son Bruce Matthews. An Episcopal priest by training, William Matthews instead served people through social work and political advocacy. He was friends with William Ward of Ward Baking Company and in...
    • Mr. Matthews on trumpet with "Bronco" Charlie Miller

    • Photographs
    • William Henry Matthews plays the trumpet, center, while "Bronco" Charlie Miller listens, at left. Bungalow Hill. William Matthews' scrapbook notes: "Bronco Charley Miller's "saga of the saddle" began in the 1860s when he began riding the Pony...

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